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[ney-ler] /ˈneɪ lər/
a person or thing that drives nails, as a machine that drives nails automatically.
Origin of nailer
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see nail, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Perhaps it had been vacated by the poor man and his family, and some other nailer had taken his place.

  • He was a nailer, a cane maker, and a worker in wood and metal.

  • That Boulogne road is one of the hilliest in France, and Susan was a nailer on hills.

    Fanny Goes to War Pat Beauchamp
  • Like every other man in the garrison he longed to check the career of “Bob the nailer.”

    The Red Year Louis Tracy
  • So I've had him working like a nailer and he's pretty near done.

    Sundry Accounts Irvin S. Cobb
  • Tommy is certainly a nailer at what he terms "commandeering."

    Fanny Goes to War Pat Beauchamp
  • Pet was as busy as a nailer until dinner was announced, packing up such things as she wished to take with her to school.

    The Gypsy Queen's Vow May Agnes Fleming
  • To begin with, the nailer gets metal which does not suit him, so he has to change it, and this he does at the price of 2d.

  • So far as could be ascertained—for the nailer himself was rather close in the matter—he had not entered the cave at all.

  • Don Gaspar had worked like a nailer at the construction although he was utterly unskilled.

    Gold Stewart White

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